Swiss tennis player Roger Federer wants to beat Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in Shanghai to take revenge for his defeat in the quarter-finals of the US Open in September.
The words of Federer are quoted by “Gazeta.Ru” with reference to the press service of the APR.
Federer reached the semifinals of the tournament in Shanghai, beating Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7: 5, 6: 4 on Friday.
“I think it was a great match against Gasquet. Sometimes we had important shots, we created a lot of chances for ourselves. I liked how we played, we made cut shots, twisted, pushed hard, we played very differently,” said the Swiss.
“I hope Juan Martin del Potro is nothing serious. He has had wrist problems before, so his excitement is understandable . Nothing changes for me. I’m ready to go on court hoping to take revenge for the US Open, where I failed to beat him, I want Juan Martin to recover, and we played a full match, “- added Federer.
The semi-final between Federer and del Potro will take place on Saturday, beginning at 15:00 Moscow time.